This year why not choose to watch or be in your local “amateur” pantomime over a professional pantomime. Amateur theatre (amateur dramatics) can be defined as “theatre performances in which the people involved are not paid but take part for their own enjoyment” Locally organised theatrical events provide a source of entertainment for the community, and can be a fun and exciting hobby, with strong bonds of friendship formed through participation. Many amateur theatre groups reject the “amateur” label and its negative association with “amateurish”, preferring to style themselves “dramatic societies”, “theatre groups” or just “players”. Whether we like it … Continue reading Amateur Pantomime, oh no it isn’t!!
Rehearsals are now in full swing for High School Musical. With a talented set of kids and a great production team its set to be a cracker of a show. Tickets are now available Click Here 9th – 13th April including a matinee performance on Saturday Continue reading High School Musical
For anyone who is interested tickets are now on sale for Amy’s next show, Evita – I’m proud to say Amy plays the part of Eva Peron. I’m going to do a group booking for Friday night – details below … Continue reading EVITA – Cleckheaton Town Hall 20th – 24th November
Let’s enter Wakefield Drama Festival Cev said, ok i said! So on the 8th Feb rehearsals started. With a revamped script and some small additions to the set it was back to business as usual for us both. Saturday the … Continue reading Thick as Thieves – Wakefield Drama Festival 2018
Well its arrived Wednesday 21st March, is opening night for Ladies’ Day. This is my first go at Directing, we’ve encountered pretty much everything during rehearsals to hinder us but we’ve all pulled together to put this show on. There is nothing more to do but to perform in front of a sell out audience for performances. Thanks to everyone who’s helped, given me assistance ideas and support. Thanks to everyone who’s loaned, made and given us set, props and costumes, Ive had so much help from great friends. Thank you. Continue reading Ladies’ Day show week
On Tuesday and Wednesday, i sat down with an audition panel, complete with scripts, note paper and mince pies ready for Ladies Day auditions. Can i thank everyone who came and took time out to audition and also thank my audition panel for reading in, the standard was very high and made an interesting discussion on Wednesday evening. To everyone who didn’t get a part, i thank you again for auditioning and i’m really sorry i couldn’t create more parts, hopefully you will be interested in auditioning for Singing in the Rain early next year Congratulations to all who were … Continue reading Ladies Day Cast List #bradfordplayers
Tips for Auditions (Taken from Acting in London) 1. Never ever be late.Make sure to never be late for your audition. Showing up right on time is late already — be there at least 15-30 mins in advance (you have lines to learn!) 2. No more apologies, for anything. Committing yourself to whatever you want to perform is showing your courage, so stay with it and do not apologise for whatever mistake you might make. 3. You’re there to perform. You’ve been invited to the audition — not forced to get there — as a guest. Come, do your job … Continue reading It’s audition time, here’s some final preparation notes……….Good Luck
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, roll up roll up its nearly arrived. The circus is all packed up and ready for unveiling next week at The Bradford Playhouse! With sell out shows, jugglers, tightrope walkers, giant mega phones, balloon … Continue reading Big Top Beauty and the Beast #panto #mansnothot
The word “Characterisation” makes me squirm! “Ok, so who are you? Tell me about your character blah blah blah”. It’s not for me at all! So our first rehearsal tonight for Big Top Beauty and the Beast what do we do…….. characterisation. Basically tonight’s rehearsal was a question and answer session with people I hardly knew in regards to my pantomime character Russell. I was asked questions such as who are my parents? How old am I?, and who’s my best friend in the circus? I thought, shit, I don’t actually know the answer to any of these questions! So … Continue reading Theatre “Characterisation” #bigtopbeauty #bradford #pantomime
I am pleased to confirm my debut director role will be the play Ladies Day with The Bradford Players. Rehearsals start 9th January 2018, Show week 21st – 24th March 2018 Auditions will be the end of November 2017. Are … Continue reading Ladies Day – Directors note…..